|Unedited colours of beach and water|
Starting impossibly far North as to almost become Samoa are the Niuas, two tiny islands that make remote Tonga seem like a hub of connections. Traveling South, you see Vava'u, an umbrella-shaped group of islands that were so treasured of old that knowledge of them was actively hidden from European explorers. In the middle lies Ha'apai, where we did our first three months of training in Tonga, and then finally, at the farthest south lies Tongatapu and 'Eua, where we live now and where we used to live, respectively.
|The snazzy new ferry boat, leaving dock in Ha'apai|
|Arriving at Neiafu, Vava'u|
|The guest house on 'Ofu: "'Ofu Backpackers"|
|Kayaking to uninhabited islands|
|A land spit in the middle of the ocean|
The keeper of the guesthouse made us a delicious Tongan meal of chicken and boiled breadfruit, and we gratefully fell to. What a day in a fantastic trip.